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Identify a historical public health nurse who made a significant contribution to the field of public health.

PHN600 Foundations of Public Health Nursing

Week 1 Discussion

DQ1 Identify a historical public health nurse who made a significant contribution to the field of public health. Describe the event and the nurse’s intervention in response to the event. Discuss the outcome of the nurse’s intervention. How has this influenced the foundations of public health nursing today?

 

DQ2 Review the three core functions and 10 essential public health services in the textbook. Imagine as a public health nurse, a 23-year-old recently unemployed single mother of a 6-month-old and 2-year-old enters your facility seeking your assistance for support in services for housing, food assistance, health care, and referrals for daily needs. Using these guiding principles, identify agencies within your community and the services they provide that may benefit this family.

 

 

 

PHN600 Foundations of Public Health Nursing

 

Week 2 Discussion

 

DQ1 Examine the Quad Council of Public Health Nursing Organization competencies as they relate to the standards of public health nursing practice. Identify a major public health issue facing nursing today and discuss ways in which you think these competencies ensure public health nurses are equipped to address the issue.

 

DQ2 With the future of health care in the United States and public health needs changing, how can the masters-prepared public health nurse be influential within professional organizations to drive or support change? Consider issues of access, health disparities, and funding mechanism in your response.

 

 

 

PHN600 Foundations of Public Health Nursing

 

Week 3 Discussion

 

DQ1 Select a setting you would like to practice in as a public health nurse. What interests you about it? Discuss the population that is served. What are the primary health needs and barriers the population may face in obtaining access to necessary health promotion and disease prevention interventions? What is the nurse’s role in that setting in assisting the population in overcoming those barriers?

 

3DQ2 Discuss the public health nurse’s unique role as an advocate for the public health needs of the community. Consider factors such as policy, laws, regulation, and leadership in your response.

 

 

 

PHN600 Foundations of Public Health Nursing

 

Week 4 Discussion

 

DQ1 Imagine speaking with a person whose first language is not English about experiences with health care professionals who do not speak his or her language. Identify social determinants for this person and interventions for meeting their needs.

 

DQ2 Using the Participant Observation technique, identify health issues prominent within a cultural group from your community to describe your observations. What challenges might public health nurses face in eliminating bias in their assessment and treatment of people of other cultures? Discuss the public health nurse’s ethical and moral obligation to treat others equally and with respect in the context of Jesus’s teaching that we treat others as we would like to be treated.

 

 

 

PHN600 Foundations of Public Health Nursing

 

Week 5 Discussion

 

DQ1 Locate a current peer-reviewed journal article that applies a nursing theory to guide public health nurses in community care. How can this theory be applied to public health interventions?

 

DQ2 Several models support the practice of health promotion and disease prevention. Discuss one model that you can use in the public health setting and provide an example specific to your current situation. Consider what aspects the model incorporates from the Minnesota Department of Health’s public health intervention wheel in your response.

 

 

 

PHN600 Foundations of Public Health Nursing

 

Week 6 Discussion

 

DQ1 After reading various topic resources and textbook chapters, summarize a historical ethical dilemma in public health. How may this relate to a current ethical dilemma? Were there any lessons learned from the historical event that can help public health nurses address the current ethical dilemma?

 

DQ2 Using the ethical dilemma in discussion question one, discuss a role nurses could play in creating an ethical practice environment. How can you promote a quality ethical practice that supports the wellbeing of all humans?

 

 

 

PHN600 Foundations of Public Health Nursing

 

Week 7 Discussion

 

DQ1 Describe the efforts of the American Public Health Association in quality improvement in health care delivery and public health. In what ways does this affect evaluation and population health management?

 

DQ2 Visit the “Quick Facts United States,” resource to gather demographic data for your county of residence. Include age, ethnicity, poverty levels, housing, and education. Then visit the “County Health Rankings and Roadmaps,” website to collect epidemiological data from your county health department. Describe your findings and how population health data helps identify priority areas of concern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHN600 Foundations of Public Health Nursing

 

Week 8 Discussion

 

DQ1 Discuss the topic you chose for your presentation in this topic. Discuss why you chose the topic and the impact it has on public health nursing. Provide feedback to your classmates to assist in the development of the presentation on this topic.

 

DQ2 Review the four phases of emergency management during a disaster and explain the concept of the resilience of the public health nurse in this process.

 

 

 

PHN600 Foundations of Public Health Nursing

 

Week 2 Assignment  

 

Population Health and Healthy People 2020 Analysis

 

 For this assignment, you will select a Healthy People 2020 goal and consider the role of public health nurses in achieving this goal. Select a goal and a specific population that is impacted by this goal and the health issue it targets. In a 1,250-1,500 word paper, provide an analysis of the population, and discuss how the goal and related health issue affects them. Include the following:

 

Describe the issue and the population that it affects. Why is this a vulnerable population? Include demographics of the population and why this issue is prevalent in this population.

 

Analyze the vitality and social determinants of health for the population. Consider indicators of social and economic conditions, health resources, environmental conditions related to health, social functioning, and attitude toward health care.

 

Discuss a proposed intervention and discuss how it benefits the target population. Consider any drawbacks or shortcomings of the intervention as well. Include in your discussion evidence that the intervention is in line with the core functions and ten essential public health services.

 

Cite at least five resources in your response.

 

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

 

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

 

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHN600 Foundations of Public Health Nursing

 

Week 4 Assignment  

 

Performing a public health nursing assessment is a critical first step in determining health needs and appropriate interventions to meet them. For this assignment you perform a public health nursing assessment using the Public Health Nursing Tool (PHNAT) included in Chapter 3 of the textbook, complete an assessment on a selected population. You are free to use your setting/population of interest discussed in Topic 3 DQ1 or choose another population of interest.

 

Using the assessment framework provided by the PHNAT, develop a 1,250-1,500 report summarizing your assessment findings and identifying the public health needs for your selected population. Your summary should include the following:

 

Resources to identify and engage stakeholders, define your diverse community

 

Collection and analysis of data regarding diverse community health issues

 

Summary of how the documentation of the above could be disseminated to the community and its stakeholders

 

Consider the importance of preparing and providing quality care to the diverse groups within your community. Within your summary, include how you would plan improvement strategies to include a Healthy People 2020 initiative. Lastly, include steps for implementation of the improvement plans and specifics guiding an evaluation of the plan.

 

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

 

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

 

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

 

 

 

PHN600 Foundations of Public Health Nursing

 

Week 6 Assignment  

 

Public health laws and regulations are often passed in response to human-caused or natural disasters or the spread of an infectious disease or other health epidemic. Select a law or regulation that was passed after a significant public health event or in response to an epidemic. In a 1,250-1,500 word paper, discuss the public health law or regulation and describe its impact on a community, including its ethical implications. Examples could include laws/regulations targeting smoking, obesity, healthy mothers and babies, vaccinations, etc. Include the following:

 

Introduction with an overview of the law/regulation, why it was passed, and how it was or is being implemented on the local, state, and/or federal level.

 

A discussion of who the law/regulation targets and how they are being impacted.

 

An evaluation of the efficacy of the law/regulation. Include evidence demonstrating whether it is or is not working.

 

A discussion of the law/regulation’s ethical implications-Do you think this law is fair and ethical in natural? It is being applied ethically/fairly? Were/are there any unforeseen/unintended consequences to be considered?

 

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

 

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

 

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

 

 

 

PHN600 Foundations of Public Health Nursing

 

Week 8 Assignment  

 

ASSIGNMENT 4

 

Public Health Nursing in Disaster and Emergency Response Presentation

 

Develop a 10-15 slide PowerPoint presentation highlighting one recent natural or human-caused disaster. Within the PowerPoint,

 

Describe your chosen disaster and a response.

 

Identify the role and responsibilities of the public health nurse in each phase of emergency management.

 

Explain the concept of resilience and giving of self to serve others throughout the disaster.

 

Provide a conclusion slide of the overarching themes.

 

APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

 

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

 

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

 

Refer to the resource, “Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.

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